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☆ Read ✓ Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver ð The reeds stood tall and dead I had the oddest feeling they wanted me gone The light was failing I caught a swampy smell of decay Behind me something rustles and I saw the reeds part for some unseen creature I thought No wonder Maud s mad Hold this beautiful book in your hands Let your eyes feast on the haunting magpie and the blood red stains Concentrate on the images that will no doubt start flooding your mind ach and every thought that visits you becomes real once you start reading this novel It is haunting and ruthless and its cover speaks eloquently than any blurb Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver might be the best book of 2019 But be aware it is not for the faint of heart but for the readers who embrace darknessThose who make you believe absurdit This was such a treat Gothic suspense, the creepy fens, insanityeverything I could have wished for Maud was a fantastic character, idiosyncratic, feisty, intelligent battling against the history and the superstitions of Wakenhyrst and her father Her deep love of the fens, of Chatterpie, of Clem made her such a sympathetic character and pulled at my heart strings.
Something has been let looseQuite a creepy, entertaining read, well told Reads easily Intriguing Mix of history, fantasy, horror, as the cover rightly says a masterfully creepy gothic thriller The bookseller Yes, liked it, like many here I believe Blessed is the man who endureth manifold troubles, for whereas he is tried, then shall he receive everlasting reward This is the book description In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets Maud is a lonely child growing up witout a mother, ruled by her repressive father When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a dark



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This is the perfect atmospheric read to accompany these gloomy winter evenings.
The Gothic wildness of the fens is almost untouched by the heft of man that seems to be overtaking the rest of the world It is a place undisturbed, expect by undefinable shrieks at night, the ghosts of superstition and folklore, and one lone mansion that borders the wilderness Inside this house, the occupants largely attempt to exist in total disconnection with the fens but something about the strange beauty of it allures its youngest member and Maud will not settle into her relegated sphere of the world before she can explore all of the wild offerings that exist outside of it.
This novel was staged around a series of communications between the fully grown Maud and a jour Having enjoyed, Dark Matter, and Thin Air, I was delighted to receive Michelle Paver s new novel, to review The story begins in 1966, with the discovery of three paintings, by Edmund Stearne, which have taken the art world by storm Edmund Stearne was committed to an asylum, where he created his only artworks and now a reporter wants to unearth the story behind the paintings In order to do so, Paver takes us back to 1913, and a house on the Fens This is a wonderfully Gothic novel, which has a superbly evocative setting The isolated house, the tyrannical father and the intelligent, scholarly daughter, Maud Maud is an excellent central character and I adored her from the first moment she appeared on the page In a way, this is a coming of age novel, as Maud discovers the reality beneath the surface of her solitary worl A creepy gothic whydunnit, set in the fens of Suffolk,Wakenhyrstis gripping from the first page This is a story of obsession, madness, delusion, superstition Wakenhyrst mostly takes place in the early 20th century, just prior to the first World War, and combines creepy medieval church art old religious notions of witchcraft, demonic possession, and saintly miracles lingering pagan superstitions leaving a bowl of bread and milk at the door, for witches a creaky old manor house the eerie natural beauty of the watery fens The details of a murder are provided upfront, the rest of the book covers the events leading up to it So you get a great early hook, but it also means the book drags a little towards the end knowing what s coming, I grew impatient to finally get there, and it s a real slow burn Michelle Paver is well known for her chilling ghos Edwardian Gothic mysteries are among my favourite genres, and this one delivered those chills in all their glory A very enjoyable mystery, a story of madness and delusion if you, like me, love this genre, I absolutely suggest you give it a try Of course, as for every genres, there are tropes and such and they are very present in this one as well but, overall, the story was entertaining enough, the characters well developed if a little predictable and development of the mystery very satisfying Glad I found out about this book A Large Manor House, Wake S End, Sits On The Edge Of A Bleak Fen, Just Outside The Town Of Wakenhyrst It Is The Home Of Edmund Stearn And His Family A Historian, Scholar And Land Owner, He S An Upstanding Member Of The Local Community But All Is Not Well At Wake S End Edmund Dominates His Family Tyrannically, In Particular Daughter Maud When Maud S Mother Dies In Childbirth And She S Left Alone With Her Strict, Disciplinarian Father, Maud S Isolation Drives Her To Her Father S Study, Where She Happens Upon His DiaryDuring A Walk Through The Local Church Yard, Edmund Spots An Eye In The Undergrowth His Terror Is Only Briefly Abated When He Discovers Its Actually A Painting, A Doom , Taken From The Church It S Horrifying In Its Depiction Of Hell, And Edmund Wants Nothing To Do With It Despite His Historical Significance But The Doom Keeps Returning To His Mind The Stench Of The Fen Permeates The House, Even With The Windows Closed And When He Lies Awake At Night, He Hears A Scratching Sound Like Claws On The Wooden FloorWakenhyrst Is A Terrifying Ghost Story, An Atmospheric Slice Of Gothic, A Brilliant Exploration Of The Boundaries Between The Real And The Supernatural, And A Descent Into The Mind Of A Psychopath It was not me who discovered Michelle Paver about five years ago, but my daughter when she pulled The Wolf Brothers off the shelf at our local library and then read all six books of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness in short succession So you may forgive me, that I had Michelle Paver down as a middle grade author until I saw Wakenhyrst on the shelf at the same library but this time in the adult section of new and notable releases The magpie on the cover sealed the deal, because I adore the birds for their chatter and cheekiness.
The story starts in the 1960ies, when a journalist tries to uncover details of the events in 1913 that lead an eminent historian Edward Stearne to be sent to Broadmoor, a high security psychiatric hospital after committing a brutal and random murder The journalist in the 1960, intrigued to find out about Stear Dark Matter Thin Air were both excellent ghost stories from the very talented Michelle Paver Here is her third adult novel having also written Young Adult books which takes us away from the frozen settings of her previous stories gives us England in the early 20th century Maud is a young girl, living with her repressive father after her mother dies in a house on the Suffolk Fens She is a beautifully drawn character, as are her father the servants occupying their house Paver creates what feels like an incredibly authentic place time the story is very absorbing I admire this wonderful writer, as she enabled me to understand the characters religious superstitious beliefs, even though I have absolutely none of these b

Michelle Paver

☆ Read ✓ Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver ð pamyatnik.pro Michelle Paver was born in Central Africa, but came to England as a child After gaining a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, she became a partner in a City law firm, but eventually gave that up to write full time.The hugely successful Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series arose from Michelle s lifelong passion for animals, anthropology and the distant past as as well as an encounter